Professor Aaron Caplan (Loyola University, Los Angeles) will discuss Witt v. US Department of the Air Force (9th Cir. 2008), a case challenging the discharge of an Air Force nurse that he litigated while working as legal director for the ACLU of Washington.
Dr. Lawrence Korb (Center for American Progress) will discuss the Obama administration's approach to Don't Ask, Don't Tell; the Pentagon working group; and processes other countries have undertaken to repeal policies against gays and lesbians in the military. Part of a speakers' series on Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
From 1979 until 1984, Judge Castillo worked in private law practice in Chicago as an associate attorney for the law firm Jenner & Block. In 1984, he was named an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. He worked as an assistant U.S. Attorney until 1988, when he became a regional counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund.
Chief Judge Michael McCuskey, United State District Court for the Central District of Illinois, will discuss the Judicial Selection Process in Illinois Federal Courts and take questions on life on the bench and the judicial clerkship process.
Professor Reidenberg will explore the erosion of the boundary between public and private information on the Internet. His thesis is that the transparency of personal information available online erodes the rule of law in three ways.